Excellent Astronomy Podcasts
Posted 18 May 2013 - 10:14 PM
So next time you are looking for something to do when it's cloudy out and you have polished that eyepiece for the 20th time....give these a whirl.
I have started at the bottom of the list (in the archived older pod casts) and slowly will make my way up to the current ones. There are a TON of podcasts ranging from every astronomy topic you can imagine. So far I have been riveted with each 25 minute episode. Highly recommended!
Posted 18 May 2013 - 10:42 PM
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Posted 20 May 2013 - 01:03 AM
Univ Texas has a short (2.5 min) daily one called StarDate that is quick but good.
365 Days of Astronomy used to be better; there is less original stuff -- I believe that technically it "ended" some months back, but it has been revived, though these days it is mostly recordings of space hangouts with Fraser Cain & crew. Still listenable. Got a feeling Cain, Pamela Gay, CosmoQuest and that crew may have taken it over and are trying to figure out what to do with it.
At the Eyepiece is intermittent and more amateur (though, as thus, a more traditional podcast), and while earnest, it can be occasionally annoying and overly geeky (if the host says "at the eyepiece" one more time I may have to shoot myself).
Aussie Steve Nerlich's Cheap Astronomy can be good, too (it was a regular participant in the 365 Days before 365 Days "expired").
Neil deGrasse Tyson posts one or two of his StarTalk radio shows per month in podcast form, but it hasn't really caught me yet -- it is almost over produced and him and his co-hosts come across as geeks trying to sell space as cool to people who normally wouldn't be interested. Makes me wonder about the Cosmos remake.
Posted 21 May 2013 - 11:20 PM
Looks,like tons of interesting topics!